- Healthcare Services
Institutional investors may overlook CM Hospitalar S/A's (BVMF:VVEO3) recent R$621m market cap drop as long-term gains remain positive
- Significantly high institutional ownership implies CM Hospitalar S/A's stock price is sensitive to their trading actions
- The top 2 shareholders own 59% of the company
- Analyst forecasts along with ownership data serve to give a strong idea about prospects for a business
If you want to know who really controls CM Hospitalar S/A (BVMF:VVEO3), then you'll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. The group holding the most number of shares in the company, around 68% to be precise, is institutions. In other words, the group stands to gain the most (or lose the most) from their investment into the company.
Institutional investors endured the highest losses after the company's market cap fell by R$621m last week. Still, the 10% one-year gains may have helped mitigate their overall losses. But they would probably be wary of future losses.
Let's take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholders can tell us about CM Hospitalar S/A.
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What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About CM Hospitalar S/A?
Institutional investors commonly compare their own returns to the returns of a commonly followed index. So they generally do consider buying larger companies that are included in the relevant benchmark index.
As you can see, institutional investors have a fair amount of stake in CM Hospitalar S/A. This can indicate that the company has a certain degree of credibility in the investment community. However, it is best to be wary of relying on the supposed validation that comes with institutional investors. They too, get it wrong sometimes. It is not uncommon to see a big share price drop if two large institutional investors try to sell out of a stock at the same time. So it is worth checking the past earnings trajectory of CM Hospitalar S/A, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.
Investors should note that institutions actually own more than half the company, so they can collectively wield significant power. CM Hospitalar S/A is not owned by hedge funds. Looking at our data, we can see that the largest shareholder is Modal Asset Management Ltda. with 41% of shares outstanding. Meanwhile, the second and third largest shareholders, hold 18% and 2.4%, of the shares outstanding, respectively.
After doing some more digging, we found that the top 2 shareholders collectively control more than half of the company's shares, implying that they have considerable power to influence the company's decisions.
While studying institutional ownership for a company can add value to your research, it is also a good practice to research analyst recommendations to get a deeper understand of a stock's expected performance. Quite a few analysts cover the stock, so you could look into forecast growth quite easily.
Insider Ownership Of CM Hospitalar S/A
The definition of company insiders can be subjective and does vary between jurisdictions. Our data reflects individual insiders, capturing board members at the very least. The company management answer to the board and the latter should represent the interests of shareholders. Notably, sometimes top-level managers are on the board themselves.
I generally consider insider ownership to be a good thing. However, on some occasions it makes it more difficult for other shareholders to hold the board accountable for decisions.
Our data cannot confirm that board members are holding shares personally. It is unusual not to have at least some personal holdings by board members, so our data might be flawed. A good next step would be to check how much the CEO is paid.
General Public Ownership
The general public-- including retail investors -- own 32% stake in the company, and hence can't easily be ignored. This size of ownership, while considerable, may not be enough to change company policy if the decision is not in sync with other large shareholders.
I find it very interesting to look at who exactly owns a company. But to truly gain insight, we need to consider other information, too. Take risks for example - CM Hospitalar S/A has 2 warning signs (and 1 which is significant) we think you should know about.
Ultimately the future is most important. You can access this free report on analyst forecasts for the company.
NB: Figures in this article are calculated using data from the last twelve months, which refer to the 12-month period ending on the last date of the month the financial statement is dated. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.
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CM Hospitalar S/A
CM Hospitalar S/A engages in the distribution of hospital materials and medicines in Brazil.
High growth potential and good value.